Medical Progress WW1 brought.

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  • Medical progress did WW1 bring?
    • Broken bones were common- surgeons developed new techniques to repair them. Skin grafts formed basis for plastic surgery.
    • Head wounds were common, eye,nose,throat surgery  improved
      • Brain surgery also improved.
    • Millions of wounded- chance for doctors to experiment with new techniques.
    • X-rays were discovered before the war, became routine finding bullets and shrapel in the body.
    • Blood transfusions were effectively used during the war.
      • Methods of transporting and storing blood it to where it was needed.
    • Bullet wounds carried infection into the body, needed new ways but never successful.
    • Many surgeons who had learnt there skills on the battlefield were set up as specialist surgeons after the war.


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